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  1. Media Alert: Exclusive viewing of To Mars and Beyond - 14 December, 2001

    Chief Defence Scientist, Dr. Ian Chessell, will host an exclusive viewing of an international space exhibition now showing at the National Museum of Australia.

  2. Field evaluation of Chubby informs future systems - 29 November, 2001

    A recent field evaluation of the Chubby, Rapid Route and Area Mine Neutralisation System (RRAMNS) will help inform future capability design work of Army RRAMNS systems as well as point the way for improvements to currently in-service vehicles.

  3. Defence’s role in space research recognised at international exhibition - 23 November, 2001

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) was responsible for Australia's leap into space. This little known fact is just one of the stories to be told at an international exhibition opening on 12 December at the new National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

  4. International experiment to test traditional versus future military planning - 23 November, 2001

    Traditional versus future military planning options have been placed under the microscope in an international experiment which involves Australia with one linked node in Canberra.

  5. DSTO welcomes Government backing for Hydrodynamics Research Centre - 15 November, 2001

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has welcomed the Government's decision to allocate $4.6 million to an Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre in Tasmania.

  6. DSTO and universities to work on improving knowledge management - 8 November, 2001

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has begun working with two universities in New South Wales to develop new and creative systems to support professionals undertaking research and development work.

  7. DSTO wins international award for aeronautical work - 7 November, 2001

    DSTO's F/A-18 test rig

    The International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) has awarded the prestigious Von Karman award to the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) for its international programme assessing the fatigue life of the F/A-18 A/B Hornet aircraft.

  8. DSTO and industry to work on risk reduction for Project Wedgetail - 2 November, 2001

    DSTO and the Team Australia consortium led by Ball Aerospace Australia have signed an agreement to work jointly on providing Independent Verification and Validation services in the lead-up to the acquisition of Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft under Project Wedgetail as announced in the Defence White Paper.

  9. DSTO scientist leads Australian women physicists to Paris - 1 November, 2001

    A Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) scientist is just one of two Australians chosen to represent the nation at the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics' prestigious Conference on Women in Physics.

  10. DSTO signs industry agreement on communication system - 4 September, 2001

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Rockwell Collins Australia Pty Ltd have signed an industry alliance agreement that will lead to more effective solutions to the tactical communications problems faced by sections of the Australian Defence Force.

  11. DSTO Salisbury awards scholarships - 14 August, 2001

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) at Salisbury has awarded its annual scholarships to students from the University of South Australia.

  12. Global Hawk's world record officially recognised - 12 August, 2001

    Global Hawk

    The United States' unmanned aerial vehicle, Global Hawk, has officially made the record books after its deployment to Australia earlier this year.

  13. Scottsdale Defence Nutrition Research Centre future assured - 31 July, 2001

    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson today announced that the Defence Nutrition Research Centre at Scottsdale would continue to be located at Scottsdale for its important food research and production.

  14. DSTO's DIMAND Commissioned - 27 July, 2001

    The first phase of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's Defence Information Mobile Access Network Demonstrator (DIMAND) has been technically completed and approved by Defence Security Branch.

  15. Achievement award for Defence scientist - 12 July, 2001

    Dr Chris Norwood

    Dr Chris Norwood was today recognised for his significant contributions to the management and control of noise and vibration in maritime platforms, particularly the Collins Class submarine.

  16. Defence scientists discover introduced marine species - 14 June, 2001

    Hydroides sanctaecrucis

    Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) have discovered an introduced marine species on Navy vessels in Cairns.

  17. Local scientist wins international award for contribution to advanced aerodynamic technology - 14 June, 2001

    Flow visualisation

    Canterbury resident, Dr David Thompson from the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO), has been presented with an international award for the development of advanced aerodynamic technology, which can be applied to various wing shapes in new generation aircraft.

  18. DSTO gun repair breaks new ground - 13 June, 2001

    Hamel guns in firing position

    The Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) has successfully adapted its world class aircraft bonded repair technology to repair gun carriages, resulting in considerable cost savings for Army, and presenting exciting opportunities to apply the technology to other Defence materiel, both within Australia and overseas.

  19. Global Hawk set to break another record after a successful deployment - 7 June, 2001

    Global hawk

    The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Global Hawk is due to return to the United States today (Thursday 7 June) after a six week deployment in Australia and is set to break another world record.

  20. DSTO aims to improve Defence IT capability with new "friend" - 6 June, 2001

    New capabilities for Defence information search and retrieval are the major benefits expected behind the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) extending the breadth of its industry engagement with the signing of an industry alliance agreement with Adelaide-based software development company YourAmigo Pty Ltd.

  21. Defence scientist wins international award for mine clearance work - 31 May, 2001

    Dr Phil Mulhearn from the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) has been presented with an international award for his work in developing safer and more efficient methods of clearing sea mines.

  22. Global Hawk snaps images of Canberra, Sydney and Kitty Hawk - 25 May, 2001

    Image of the USS Kitty Hawk

    Images of Canberra, Sydney and the giant US aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk, taken by the United States' unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Global Hawk, have been publicly released and can be down loaded from the Global Hawk Website.

  23. International defence science awards - 18 May, 2001

  24. Global Hawk on first Australian mission - 27 April, 2001

    Global Hawk

    The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Global Hawk, has embarked on its first mission over Australia.

  25. Aviation history as Global Hawk completes US-Australia flight - 24 April, 2001

    Global Hawk

    The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Global Hawk made international aviation history today when it completed the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean by an autonomous aircraft, flying from Edwards Air Force Base on the west coast of the U.S. to RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia.

  26. Global Hawk halfway through historic trans-Pacific flight - 23 April, 2001

  27. Global Hawk heading Down Under - 20 April, 2001

    Global Hawk

    Another milestone in aviation history will be achieved this weekend with the first trans-Pacific flight to Australia of Global Hawk, the most advanced high altitude, long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle in the world.

  28. Weather forecasters predict safe route for historic flight - 9 March, 2001

    Global hawk

    Military and civilian weather forecasters have joined forces in Australia and the United States to map a safe route for Global Hawk, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that will make aerospace history when it flies across the Pacific on 23 April 2001.

  29. DSTO scientists' simulating success - 8 January, 2001

    A paper co-authored by Australian and US scientists has been nominated for best paper at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.